It was against Watford that Manchester United had lost 4-1 earlier on in the campaign, leading to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer being shown the exit door. Since then, a lot has changed, and in certain aspects, the team has improved. But still, they remain a long way away from being a team that can put up a title challenge or even finish in the top four unless those around them slip up. The reverse fixture against the Hornets was a brilliant example of why.
Manchester United could not find the back of the net and it finished in a goalless draw. Not what you would expect from a match between a relegation fighting side and one with top four hopes.
It just did not look like either of them was ready to go ahead and come up with a moment of magic to win all three points.
It suited Watford much more than Manchester United, as a draw away at Old Trafford is definitely a good result for them in the race to stay up. The same cannot be said about the Red Devils’ top four aspirations.
Manchester United vs Watford: 3 things we learned from 0-0 draw
Here are three things we learned from Manchester United’s goalless draw against Watford at Old Trafford in the Premier League:
Relegation fighting teams continue to trouble Manchester United
This is not the first time we have seen Manchester United struggle against teams who are fighting to stay up in the Premier League.
For some reason, the Red Devils just can’t find a way past them and these types of games are ending in defeat or a draw more often than one would imagine.
It just feels like being heavy favourites in a match does not suit this Manchester United team and they are much better when they come up against teams in the middle of the pack.